CGRocks Cadences

The Art of the Cadence

This short post will introduce voice leading and cadences on the classical guitar; it will focus on effective ways of highlighting the cadence, which will help with creating your own compositions as well as analyzing other pieces from a theoretical and aural perspective.   Grammar What do pandas and cadences have in common? Grammar! Yes,Read More…

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Fretboard Orientation 1

This article and video is about learning your way around the fretboard through a few simple orientation techniques. These will not only improve your knowledge of the fretboard but also help with learning scales and arpeggios and most importantly aid sight reading. For a lot of guitarists knowing the notes across the fretboard seems likeRead More…

El Inalcanzable - Agustin Barrios

El Inalcanzable, Agustin Barrios Mangore – A Review

This is a review of the Agustin Barrios Mangore book: El Inalcanzable; the title of which stems from Villa Lobo’s description of Barrios and his music. Authors: Margarita Morselli; Carlos Salcedo Publisher: Asociacion Cultural Comuneros Published: Asuncion November 2007 ISBN: 978-99953-843-0-2   This thick full size soft cover book explores most aspects of Barrios’ life,Read More…